2018 Dodge Journey SUV Crossover Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons of the 2018 Dodge Journey SUV Crossover

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 Pros All-wheel drive can be configured for most of the trims.

 Pros The brake pedal was firm and effective in stop-and-go driving.

 Pros It scored "Good" in the crashworthiness tests of NHTSA.

 Pros Entering the vehicle was easy with its low ride height.

 Pros Legroom and headroom for the first and second rows were sufficient.

 Pros There's more seating capacity than its competitors in the crossover segment.

 Pros The seats were contoured to the body and remained comfortable in long drives.

 Pros Road imperfections were dampened well and caused little disturbance to the ride.

 Pros The price is attractive to those looking for maximum seating capacity in a smaller package.

 Cons The V6 engine of the Journey had a slow throttle response and lacked low-end grunt.

 Cons The crossover surprisingly still uses the very ancient 4-speed automatic transmission.

 Cons The handling was sluggish and body roll was noticeable.

 Cons The steering was not the most responsive and changing direction didn’t feel nimble.

 Cons Under intense braking, the body lurched forward and showed shakiness.

 Cons There is a lack of features for connecting smartphones and tablets.

 Cons It gained "Poor" rating in crash avoidance and mitigation test.

 Cons A minimal amount of advanced safety and driver aids were available even for the top-of-the-line trim.

 Cons The exterior is long overdue for a redesign, given the saturated market in the compact crossover category.

 Cons The base engine is less fuel efficient than other inline-4 engines given its bigger displacement and lack of turbocharging.